Digital TV News: Stephen Baker

U.S. annual consumer technology growth to stay in low single digits
Mar 26, 2019 – The NPD Group has shared insights from its latest Future of Tech report, a three-year technology industry forecast, which predicts low single-digit sales growth in the U.S. consumer technology market through 2021.
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Desire for bigger screens driving U.S. replacement TV buying
Dec 20, 2018 – According to NPD, 40% of U.S. consumers who replaced a TV over the last two years were most motivated by a desire to purchase a bigger screen. In fact, 40% of replacement TVs purchased had a screen size of 50+ inches.
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U.S. voice-activated speaker sales to grow 50% by 2019
Aug 14, 2018 – According to The NPD Group, sales of voice-activated speakers will add an incremental $1.6 billion dollars to the U.S. technology industry through 2019, as these devices are leveraged both as an interface to smart home services and as digital assistants.
News categories: NPD Group, Stephen Baker, Big Data, Market Research, Smart Home, USA

Screen size and picture quality drive replacement TV purchases in U.S.
Jun 18, 2018 – According to NPD, increasing the size and picture quality are the top driving forces for U.S. consumers looking to update their televisions. Of the consumers who purchased a 4K/UHD replacement TV, 45% reported buying because they wanted a larger screen, 39% for better picture quality.
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4K/Ultra HD leads TV growth in the U.S.
Nov 6, 2014 – The 4K/UHD format is the driver of growth within the flat panel television category, with U.S. sales reaching $668 million so far this year, now accounting for more than 7 percent of overall revenue according to The NPD Group.
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